[ros-users] ROS 2.0 Strategy review

Thibault Kruse tibokruse at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 28 12:35:42 UTC 2015

Vendor lock-in is one of the potential problems discussed here:

While ROS2 in theory avoids that problem by offering to switch between
vendors, in practice there may still be lots of effort to move from
one vendor to another, causing a "soft" vendor lock-in.

For more details this should be discussed in the NG Group linked above.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:56 AM, Valerio De Carolis via ros-users
<ros-users at lists.ros.org> wrote:
> On 27/09/15 02:02, BiggsGeoffrey via ros-users wrote:
>> Good wire protocols are hard, and leaving it up to the experts gives the
>> OSRF more developer time for the robotics things that go on top.
> Which sounds like building a skyscraper without taking care about its
> foundations. :)
> Imagine that people are looking for a system which is good both for
> commercial uses and research ones. The former are potentially afraid of
> betting on a vendor locked horse (to which one has to add all the concerns
> about IP and licensing) while the latter are looking for something that can
> work even outside the lab (one never knows if the next spin-off is around
> the corner).
> Valerio
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